A year-long virtual program, exclusively for underserved entrepreneurs who identify as women, people of color or are leading a business in a rural community.
Designed for Underserved Entrepreneurs :
We know that entrepreneurs who come from underserved backgrounds do not start on the same playing field as others. This became especially apparent to us over the last several years. Many of our incredible applicants were so close to being ready for our Fellowship program, but needed an additional layer of support and resources to be able to quit their full-time job and work 100% on their venture.
That’s why we designed the Pipeline Pathfinder, a year-long virtual program, exclusively for underserved entrepreneurs who identify as women, people of color or are leading a business in a rural community. Our goal is to give you the knowledge, support and resources you need to scale your high-growth business and ultimately — pave the path for you to join the Pipeline Fellowship.
The program will cover similar topics to the Fellowship, such as market validation, business models, financials and communication with session leaders and facilitators primarily from underserved backgrounds. Each Pipeline Pathfinder Fellow will be matched with a mentor from an underserved community. Fellows won’t just receive one Mentor, they’ll receive an entire network of them. Pipeline Pathfinder Fellows and Pipeline Fellows will come together for networking events and additional sessions as we continue to power our Midwest ecosystem and grow our Pipeline family.
Eligibility Criteria :
· Pipeline Pathfinder applicants do not need to be working full-time in their business at the time of application. However, applicants should have an end-goal to be full-time in their venture in the next one to two years and be located within our region (Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska).
· To learn more about who should apply, and to answer any other questions you may have about the pilot program, read the Fellowship Application FAQ and eligibility documents before completing the application to ensure your meet all Pipeline requirements.
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